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Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Birthdate: 14. August 1802
Date of death: 15. October 1838

Letitia Elizabeth Landon was an English poet and novelist, better known by her initials L.E.L.

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„Count Egmont’s Soliloquy In Prison.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Act 5, Scene 2
Translations, From the German

„Words are powerless to tell. —
Such the image in my heart, —
Painter, try thy glorious art!“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon

(16th November 1822) Fragments in Rhyme III: Outline for a Portrait
23rd November 1822) Fragments in Rhyme IV: Arion see The Improvisatrice (1824
The London Literary Gazette, 1821-1822

„[Guido] Oh, my Ianthe, I live but in you,
And I will win thee, through each obstacle
By tyranny of fortune raised, my own,
My best heart's treasure! (he snatches her hand)
[Manfred] Wild fool! she is your sister!“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon

(12th April 1823) Dramatic Scene. Ianthe — Guido — Manfred.
(19th April 1823) Fragments see The Improvisatrice (1824) The Oak
The London Literary Gazette, 1823

„She held the cup; and he the while
Sat gazing on her playful smile,
As all the wine he wished to sip
Was one kiss from her rosebud lip.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon

(8th February 1823) Medallion Wafers: Hercules and Iole
22nd February 1823) Leander and Hero see The Vow of the Peacock (1835
1st March 1823) An Old Man over the Body of his Son see The Vow of the Peacock (1835
The London Literary Gazette, 1823

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„We met in secret : mystery is to love
Like perfume to the flower; the maiden's blush
Looks loveliest when her cheek is pale with fear.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon

(18th May 1822) Poetic Sketches. Second Series - Sketch the Third. Rosalie
25th May 1822) St. George’s Hospital, Hyde Park Corner see The Improvisatrice (1824
The London Literary Gazette, 1821-1822

„There is no tie
Like that last holiest link of love, which binds
The lonely child to its more lonely parent.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon

(5th July 1823) A Tale Founded on Fact
12th July 1823) Glencoe see The Vow of the Peacock (1835
(19th July 1823) Execution of Crescentius see The Improvisatrice (1824) Crescentius
The London Literary Gazette, 1823

„Her likeness! why it is a vain endeavour
To image it. Painting or words may never
Say what she was; yet dwell I on the task,
As if that Poesy had a right to ask
From Memory its treasure.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon

25th March 1826) Ianthe. A Portrait (under the pen name Iole
(25th March 1826) Moon See The Vow of the Peacock
The London Literary Gazette, 1826

„He must be rich whom I could love,
His fortune clear must be,
Whether in land or in the funds,
'Tis all the same to me.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon

(10th November 1821) Six Songs of Love, Constancy, Romance, Inconstancy, Truth, and Marriage - 'Matrimonial Creed
(24th November 1821) Stanzas see The Improvisatrice (1824) as When Should Lovers Breathe Their Vows?
The London Literary Gazette, 1821-1822

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